Are You Trying to Hear God's Voice?

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." — John 10:27

My friend Ben recently told me he fears he may not be saved. When I asked him to share with me the reason for his lack of assurance, I expected him to divulge that he was being mastered by some secret, besetting sin or that he was growing doubtful about the truthfulness of the Scriptures. But that wasn't the kind of response I received. He said sorrowfully, "I don't hear from God like I should."